Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund was a half-time substitute as Denmark defeated Finland.

Manchester United duo Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund helped Denmark to the top of their Euro 2024 qualification group with a 1-0 away win over Finland.

Denmark had trailed their Scandinavian rivals by two points prior to the game, and have now gone top after collecting all three points.

Christian Eriksen started the game and played all 90 minutes, while Rasmus Hojlund was sent on at half-time in a tactical switch to replace Jesper Lindstrom.

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Finland v Denmark: Group H - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers
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Hojbjerg scores winner

It was a different Dane who stole the show, one who was linked with making a move to Manchester United late in the transfer window.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored a 86th minute winner to decide the game, and prove a point to his Tottenham boss.

Hojbjerg was offered to Manchester United in the final days of the transfer window, The Telegraph reported. United ended up moving to sign Sofyan Amrabat instead.

Erik ten Hag had previously worked with Hojbjerg in Bayern Munich’s second team, which gave some logic to the connection.

How Rasmus Hojlund played

The most important aspect of the performance seemed to be that Rasmus Hojlund came through the second half without an injury. He can now rest up.

He saw little of the ball, with just 20 touches in 45 minutes, and did not attempt any shots at goal.

It was not like his previous performance against Finland in which he struck a hat-trick. Instead this was Hojbjerg’s day, with brighter ones ahead for the Manchester United striker.